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Linux Lite 3.8 Final Released
« on: January 31, 2018, 04:12:04 AM »
 

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Release Announcement

Linux Lite 3.8 Final is now available for download. There have been a number of changes since the 3.6 release.
This is the last release for Series 3.x

Linux Lite 4.0 Final will be released on June 1st, 2018.

The changes for Linux Lite 3.8 include - more support for LibreOffice, regional support for DVDs, a Font Viewer/Installer and we now have our own Google based Search page as the home page in Firefox. We've also added TLP for Laptops to Lite Tweaks.

Presenting Linux Lite 3.8 Final



LibreOffice - We've added a Thesaurus (Synonyms) to LibreOffice for the US language.

Code: [Select]
mythes-en-us
For support in your language, just change the last country code:

Code: [Select]
mythes-de
so:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install mythes-de
would be for the German Thesaurus.

If you are English based, keep the first 2 parts, and just change the last:

Code: [Select]
mythes-en-au
for Australian.

List of supported codes here - https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=mythes&searchon=names



Regionset - If you have DVDs that are from another region other than your own, you can now easily change region so that it will play in VLC.
Insert your DVD, open a terminal and type regionset and follow the onscreen instructions.
See this thread here for more information - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/other-17/not-all-dvds-will-play/

Font Viewer - We've added a Font Viewer to make viewing and installing fonts easy.

Menu, Accessories, Font Viewer.



Download a font from a reputable website. For example - Google Fonts or Dafont.

NOTE: To ensure a trouble free font installation process, make sure you choose and download fonts that are in the .ttf format.

In this example, we will download and install the Roboto font.

Right click on the font and choose Open with "Font Viewer".



Click on the Install button at the top right.



Once the font has installed, Font Viewer will show Installed at the top right.



Your newly installed font is now available in whichever text editing or graphics program you have installed.



TLP for Laptops - Lite Tweaks

From the TLP website:

TLP brings you the benefits of advanced power management for Linux without the need to understand every technical detail. TLP comes with a default configuration already optimized for battery life, so you may just install and forget it. Nevertheless TLP is highly customizable to fulfil your specific requirements.

More info here - https://linoxide.com/linux-how-to/tlp-make-linux-laptop-battery-last-longer/



Google based Search homepage:

The home page in Firefox for Linux Lite 3.8 is now set to - https://www.linuxliteos.com/search/
When you use this Google powered search engine, you will be directly helping to fund this project, so thank you.

As you can see in the screenshot, we also provide you with a number of handy links to commonly visited websites like, Gmail, Maps, Youtube, Reddit and Distrowatch to name a few.





Details:

Kernel: 4.4.0-112 (custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 4.14)
Firefox: 58.0 Quantum
Thunderbird: 52.5.0
LibreOffice: 5.1.6.2
VLC: 2.2.2
Gimp: 2.8.22
Base: 16.04.3

Upgrading

> Menu, Favorites, Install Updates (you must reboot if asked to, otherwise continue to the next step)

> Set a Restore Point - Menu, System, Systemback
> Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade
> Reboot

Lite Upgrade - What it will do:


- New Lite Tweaks
- New Lite Welcome
- New Lite Help Manual
- New Lite Upgrade
- New Wallpapers
- Regionset
- Font Viewer
- Thesaurus for LibreOffice (US)

Lite Upgrade - What it won't do:

- Change your home page in Firefox.

There is no upgrade path to or from Beta releases.
There is no upgrade path from Series 2 ( 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8 ) to Series 3.

Downloads:

HTTP:

Download 32bit from here - Linux Lite 3.8 Final 32bit
md5sum: a3ebf1d5b67f5b562aa27e5cf4d5aea5
Size: 1.1Gb (DVD, USB)

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 3.8 Final 64bit
md5sum: 4fbb8c5809631f768481716e56e5d066
Size: 1.1Gb (DVD, USB)

TORRENTS:

32bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-3.8-32bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 38c0ca5d45932d131ab19ced0d3391439ae9a51e
Size: 1.1Gb (DVD, USB)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-3.8-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: aaa7bf4d5e0fd1d5b37f4a474da5c3e53b81c7d5
Size: 1.1Gb (DVD, USB)

INTERNATIONAL MIRRORS:

- Brazil: http://sft.if.usp.br/linuxlite/isos/3.8/
- Ecuador: http://mirror.cedia.org.ec/linuxliteos/isos/3.8/
- England: http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite/isos/3.8/
- France: http://linuxliteca.3load.com/isos/3.8/
- Germany: http://mirror.alpix.eu/linuxliteos/isos/3.8/
- Greece: http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/linuxlite/isos/3.8/
- Netherlands: http://mirror.koddos.net/linuxlite/isos/3.8/
- New Caledonia: http://mirror.lagoon.nc/pub/linuxlite/isos/3.8/
- Sweden: http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/linuxliteos.com/isos/3.8/
- Taiwan: http://ftp.yzu.edu.tw/Linux/linuxlite/isos/3.8/
- USA: http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite/isos/3.8/
- Vietnam: https://mirror.freedif.org/LinuxLiteOS/isos/3.8/

More Mirrors (city specific) - https://www.linuxliteos.com/mirrors.php

Live USB/DVD/VirtualBox/Vmware:

Login is automatic, no credentials are required. The image can be written to a 2gb or larger USB stick, or a writable DVD. Alternatively, you can use the dd command: sudo dd if=linux-lite-3.8-xxbit.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M where 'x' is the letter of your usb stick. In linux to find out the letter of your usb stick, open a terminal and type: df -h It is usually listed as 'media' or similar. Please see the built in Help Manual if you require a more detailed explanation of this procedure.

Yumi, Multiboot and other multi-boot applications are not supported. A good, simple point and click USB ISO burner is https://etcher.io/
If the screen locks during Live mode, type linux into the user box and click on the Login button (no password required)

All Ubuntu 32bit kernels these days ship with PAE.

Minimum Recommended Specs:
700MHz processor
512mb ram
8gb storage
VGA screen capable of 1024x768 resolution
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Preferred Specs:
1.5GHz processor+
1024mb ram+
20gb storage+
VGA, DVI or HDMI screen capable of 1366x768 resolution+
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Login to the live desktop is automatic.


The first thing you MUST do after a fresh install of Linux Lite is run Menu, Favorites, Install Updates.


Thank you :)
Jerry and the team.



SEE YOU ALL IN SERIES 4.X!

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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Final Released
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 06:06:43 AM »
 

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I am using 3.6 and  how can i upgrade to 3.8 using command line?

First click MENU and write and search " Lite upgrade" and click it. You will see windows about upgrading. Thats all

Last Edit: January 31, 2018, 06:18:53 AM by c0mputer00
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Final Released
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 06:49:09 AM »
 

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Updated my Asus laptop and it worked perfectly in a few minutes. Thank you.
However on my main computer I get a message to say  'no updates available' and if I try to Upgrade it says 'you are already running the latest version'

EDIT.
I changed the repository in 'Lite Souces' and now it perfect thanks :)

Next to attack my Acer laptop which is often a mess as it has optimus prime and doesn't like nvidia and new kernels  :'(

As I half expected I get a black screen with
"bbswitch: No suitable _DSM call found."

Still 2 out of 3 isn't bad
 
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Final Released
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 07:09:54 AM »
 

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Three machines upgraded to LL 3.8

Smooth as silk.

Thanks to Jerry and the Team.

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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Final Released
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 07:53:21 AM »
 

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I selected menu>lite upgrade
this told me I am already using latest (3.6)
so >install updates
then lite upgrade to 3.8

As regards the other thread re "early" release & space/time - while it is still today here in the icy wastes of western Europe, it is already tomorrow in New Zealand.

Can't say much yet about the upgrade, except it went faultlessly, my firefox re-opened immediately as usual with all the same tabs open. I see the Welcome Screen, but I don't think I need that as it's an upgrade, I've already got drivers etc., but I'll let you know if any issues arise.

Many thanks to all who worked to bring us this great community-led OS!

As usual my posts are for the recently new like myself, the experts will have all the serious stuff.
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Final Released
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 07:55:37 AM »
 

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Upgraded to Linux Lite 3.8. No problems at all.
Thanks to Jerry and the Team.
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Final Released
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 08:03:18 AM »
 

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Folks, very important that you don't skip over the release announcement if you intend to upgrade. I tested the upgrade until I was blue in the face so it should be perfect.

Don't forget to set a restore point first! The tools are there to help you, use them.

To those who have upgraded seamlessly, high five :)

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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Final Released
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 08:22:17 AM »
 

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there's some problem, decided to update 3.8 and got

===========================
Install Updates Error log
===========================
Install Updates could not fetch the package cache information lists.
Go to https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/ and paste the log below into a new or existing thread for assistance.

============ Log ===========

Reading package lists...
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/

hopefully, a temporary thing ...?
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Final Released
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018, 08:33:02 AM »
 

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there's some problem, decided to update 3.8 and got

===========================
Install Updates Error log
===========================
Install Updates could not fetch the package cache information lists.
Go to https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/ and paste the log below into a new or existing thread for assistance.

============ Log ===========

Reading package lists...
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/

hopefully, a temporary thing ...?
Copy your post to a Support section and we'll tackle it there. In the meantime, reboot and try again. Make sure nothing else is open when you upgrade.

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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Final Released
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2018, 09:19:02 AM »
 

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seamless upgrade here - hats off to Jerry and the team  8)

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(2) 2011 - Samsung NP-N145 Plus (1core 2threads) ~ Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz - LL2.8 / Manjaro dual-boot (tried LL3 series but lagged)
(3) 2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores 0threads) ~ Intel T3200@2.0GHz - LL3.8 working very well
(4) 2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores 0threads) ~ Intel T7100@1.8GHz - LL3.8 / Manjaro / Win7 triple-boot - LL really zippy !
 

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i forgot the make a restore point. But no problems during upgrade. Must think about that point next time.
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About one minute and 45sec on my big box, most of that reboot time. Excellent. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2018, 01:03:02 PM »
 

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flawless upgrade here.

Thanx to the team and testers!!
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Thanks, fresh install and of course everything is ok and i am suprised (pleasantly)that you relesade final version before 
 

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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2018, 03:08:47 PM »
 

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Thanks for the thanks folks :)
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